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History of the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History.

  • 2016
  • 01. 25

    "Kim Yong-Jick", inaugurated as the 2nd Director

  • 2015
  • 12. 03

    Special Exhibition Hall 1 and 2 have been extended


    07. 20

    Reorganization of the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History


    “Chief Curator’s Office” newly established


    “Planning & General Affairs Division“ renamed as “General Administration Division”


    “Research Division” renamed as “Research & Planning Division”

  • 2014
  • 02. 17

    Reorganization of the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History


    “Education & Communication Division” divided into “Cultural Relations & Publicity Division“ and ”Education Division“

  • 2012
  • 12. 26

    Museum opens


    12. 17

    "Kim Wang Sik", the inaugural director, takes office


    09. 01

    Museum administration is established


    05. 23

    Construction of the Museum is completed

History
  • 2010
  • 11. 25

    Museum's groundbreaking ceremony is held

  • 2009
  • 10. 19

    Name is changed to "The National Museum of Korean Contemporary History"


    05. 04

    Committee for the Founding of the National Museum of the Republic of Korea is established


    04. 16

    Committee for the National Museum of the Republic of Korea is established


    02. 11

    Regulation on the Committee for the National Museum of the Republic of Korea is enacted

  • 2008
  • 08. 15

    President declares plan to construct a museum on Korean modern history on Liberation Day speech(Aug. 15)